♫ You’re Still The One ♫

Shania Twain wrote this song with her rock producer husband, Robert “Mutt” Lange. Her lyrics were inspired by their marriage, which many felt wouldn’t last. The soothsayers were right, as Twain and Lange divorced 10 years later in 2008 after 14 years of marriage.  I guess she spoke too soon when she said “Looks like we made it …”

This song was remixed for its single release to sound less country and appeal more to pop audiences in the hopes of giving Twain a mainstream crossover hit. The plan worked: It became Twain’s first Top 10 hit in both the UK and US, and reached #1 in Australia. It was her most successful single on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a record nine (non-consecutive) weeks at #2.  The song won the 1998 Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song.  I’ve never really thought of this song as Country, else it likely wouldn’t have found a spot here!

Though Twain and Lange ultimately divorced because of an affair between Lange and her best friend, the Canadian star still thinks of this ode to a long-lasting union as one of her favorite songs she has written. Twain stated in her memoir that she continues to cherish the song in memory of her mother and stepfather, who shared a very true love.

You’re Still The One
Shania Twain

When I first saw you, I saw love
And the first time you touched me, I felt love
And after all this time
You’re still the one I love, mmm, yeah-yeah

Looks like we made it
Look how far we’ve come, my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we’d get there someday

They said, “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together, still going strong

You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss goodnight

Ain’t nothin’ better
We beat the odds together
I’m glad we didn’t listen
Look at what we would be missin’

They said, “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together, still going strong

You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss goodnight

You’re still the one

Yeah (you’re still the one)
You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life, oh yeah
(You’re still the one)
You’re still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss goodnight

I’m so glad we made it
Look how far we’ve come, my baby

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Robert John Lange / Shania Twain
You’re Still The One lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Tratore

31 thoughts on “♫ You’re Still The One ♫

  1. A great song, from a great album. There are two versions of the album too, the US one and the ‘International’ one, which as you say is less country. Either way, this is a great choice 😊

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  2. Pingback: ♫ You’re Still The One ♫ | Filosofa’s Word | Ramblings of an Occupy Liberal

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